2. Problem model

2.1 Cyberspace representation

The World-Wide Web is currently the most popular incarnation of the concept of cyberspace. It makes use of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) [Connoly, 1995b] to identify resources, most often documents. The operation of the World-Wide Web relies mainly on hypermedia structures as a means of navigation for users. This is done by anchoring links to other resources through the use of the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) [Connoly, 1995a]. Thus, any resource can be linked by reference to any other.

2.1.1 - Representation with a graph
2.1.2 - Spatial representation

Cyberspace geography visualization - 15 October 1995

Luc Girardin, The Graduate Institute of International Studies